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PyroEDU Lesson 9 – The 555 Timer – Now Live!

Posted December 20, 2012 by Chris

Last week, we learned more about The OpAmp, the 8th lesson of the first PyroEDU course: An Introduction To Modern Electronics. This week we’re introducing an even more complex integrated circuit: The 555 Timer.

If the op-amp was a great invention for analog electronics, the 555 timer was the invention of the decade for digital electronics. This lesson will show you why we needed a single device like the 555 timer and how we can use a 555 timer to create a predicatable oscillator using some theory and mathematical equations.

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